Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today urging the Senate to take action on Russian sanctions legislation:
“It’s been six months since Russia attacked the fundamentals of our democracy by interfering in the 2016 election. Since then, Russia has received a slap on the wrist from the Obama administration, but Congress has taken no action. Whether it’s through the Foreign Relations Committee or the Banking Committee, or through amendment considered by the full Senate, it is time for the Senate to take real action, including increased sanctions, to punish Russia’s destabilizing behavior and counter its malign influence. Now is not the time to send a signal to Russia that all is forgotten or forgiven.”
Senators McCain, Graham and a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation in January that would impose comprehensive sanctions on Russia for their cyber intrusions, aggression and destabilizing activities in the United States and around the world.